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MITRE has provided me many opportunities and enabled me to move around to find a good fit.

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Current Employee - Economic/Business Analyst in Bedford, MA
Current Employee - Economic/Business Analyst in Bedford, MA

I have been working at MITRE

Pros

People are very proud of the work they do.

Cons

Many people have been here a long time are are resistant to change.
The company operations are often inefficient because each center operates independently.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    MITRE is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at MITRE

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    401K match
    Top notch employees
    Skilled employees in position

    Cons

    Promotions are rare. Raises are small compare to public companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you recruit and employee top talent reward them as such.

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  2. 16 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Lead Communications Engineer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Communications Engineer in McLean, VA

    I worked at MITRE

    Pros

    Opportunity to support the Gov. in an unbiased fashion.
    Benefits.
    Ability to easily transfer between internal organizations.
    Wide breadth and depth of corporate knowledge that is relatively easy to access.

    Cons

    The mean salaries for the professional ranks (AC ranks) are at best average.
    The spread of annual salary increases is extremely narrow, i.e. little difference between a bottom performer and a top performer of the same professional rank. There is little monetary incentive to do an outstanding job.
    Promotions are largely based on 'who you know' as opposed to competence.
    The management style is very 'old boys club' and rather stodgy.
    There can be the appearance of conflict of interest in the relationships between upper management and retired Gov. officials as well as between Gov. sponsors and relatives (e.g. spouses) who work at MITRE.
    The technical supervisory ranks (AC-5 and above) are not given the time nor charge codes to properly manage their staff. They must charge full time to a contract while simultaneously managing staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First, clean out the dead wood from the AC ranks. How can MITRE consider itself a good custodian of the Government's money when it keeps non and very poor performers on the payroll for years and years?
    Second, be ruthlessly scrupulous about cleaning up all apparent conflicts of interest due to the hiring of retired Gov. officials who can bring programs into MITRE and the employment of spouses of current Gov. sponsors in the organizations which support that sponsor.
    Third, give your AC-5s and AC-6s in management positions the proper non-direct charge codes, with sufficient funding, to allow them to properly manage their staff. They should not have to take the time out of their hide.

    Disapproves of CEO
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